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Tuesday March 30th, 2010

On the Meaning of Toughness

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ivan Krastev @ 03:12 PM
New posting of Ivan Krastev in the blog of Word Affairs:

The critique of Obama always has been that he is soft. He smiles to the Russians, bows to the Japanese, agrees with the Chinese, and even wants to talk to the Iranians. Many Republicans started asking themselves: Is something wrong with the President, does he know that international politics is not a global cocktail party? And suddenly Obama “toughened.” He played tough in winning his health care reform, and then he played tough against Israel after the humiliation of Vice President Joe Biden’s response to the Israeli government’s housing development in East Jerusalem.

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